TIPS TO HELP FIND YOUR LOST DOG:
✔️Place his/her bedding, a piece of your unwashed clothing, bedding or even your worn socks, and a bowl of water (no food) in your front yard. He/she may be able to pick up the scent and find his/her way home.
✔️ Walk around the area calling to your dog and shaking a bag/box of treats or squeezing a favorite squeaky toy.
✔️If he/she is microchipped contact the microchip company to report him/her lost and update your contact information.
✔️Hang flyers (use a bright color board or paper) with your dog's picture in your neighborhood, surrounding areas, local shopping centers, businesses, vet's offices, groomers, etc. within a five mile radius from your home.
✔️Leave your information with all local businesses near where your dog went missing!!
✔️Go door to door with the flyers as well and try to speak with people when handing out flyers. Talk to the mailman and UPS/FedEx/delivery drivers! They see a lot!
✔️Make a sign with his/her picture and put it in your front yard stating he/she is missing.
✔️File a lost report with the shelters in your area and surrjounding area shelters (you can usually do it online)
✔️Check with the local homeless population.
✔️Check shelters in person, daily if possible. Ask to see dogs in isolation too.
✔️Check shelter websites as well.
✔️Check shelter found reports for dogs found but not at the shelter.
✔️Take a flyer to the shelters.
✔️File online with lostmydoggie.com, petharbor.com, pawboost.com
✔️Post on area lost and found pet and community Facebook pages, area shelter Facebook pages, newspapers, nextdoor.com and Craig's List under "pets" and "Lost and Found"